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SSC Phase-8 Exam on 6th, 9th, 10th Nov 2020-Practice SSC Selection Post Previous Year Paper with Answer: Get SSC Selection Post Phase-7 15th October 2019 Question Paper with answers. Here you will get all the questions asked from four sections - General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning & English Language.

SSC Phase-8 Exam on 6th, 9th, 10th Nov 2020: Practice SSC Selection Post Phase-7 Previous Year Paper-15th October 2019 Question Paper with Answer Keys

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For the ease of the candidates, we have provided the SSC Phase-7 Selection Post 15th October 2019 Question Paper including all the four sections - English Language, General Intelligence & Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. The answers of all the 100 questions are given below in the SSC Phase-7 Selection Post 15th October 2019 Question Paper:

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 Quantitative Aptitude – 25 Questions of 2 marks each

Q1. Some toffees are bought at the rate of 11 for Rs. 10 and the same numbers at the rate of 5 for Rs. 6, If the whole lot is sold at one rupee per toffee, then the gain/loss percent, correct to one decimal place, on the whole transaction is:

(a) 5.2 % loss
(b) 5.2 % gain
(c) 5.5 % loss
(d) 5.5 % gain

Q2. A field in the shape of a trapezium whose parallel sides are 260 m and 100 m. and non-parallel sides are each of length 100 m. what is the area ( in m2) of the field?

(a) 11700
(b) 10800
(c) 9900
(d) 9000

Q3. When article is sold for Rs. 582, there is a loss of 3%. To gain 12%, it should be sold for:

(a) Rs. 616
(b) Rs. 640
(c) Rs. 672
(d) Rs. 654

Q4. The average of six consecutive odd numbers is 36. If the next four consecutive odd numbers are included, then what is the average of all the number?

(a) 42
(b) 44
(c) 40
(d) 39

Q5. A is 60% more than B, C is 35% less than D and D is 30% more than A, Which of the following is true?

(a) 169 B = 125 C
(b) 25 B = 13 C
(c) 13 B = 25 C
(d) 125 B = 169 C

Q6. A and B obtained 441 marks and 558 marks, respectively. If B got 62% marks, then percentage of marks obtained by A is:

(a) 49
(b) 52
(c) 48
(d) 51

Q7. By selling an article at 9/11 of its actual selling price, a trader incurs a loss of 10%. What will be the profit percentage, if the article is sold 5% less than its actual selling price?

(a) 5
(b) 9/2
(c) 11/2
(d) 4

Q8. The average weight of certain number of children in a group was 27 kg. If 12 students of average weight 28.5 kg joined the group, then the average weight of all the children increased 0.45 kg. The number of children, initially, in the group was:

(a) 28
(b) 23
(c) 18
(d) 13

Q9. The number of seats in a cinema hall is increased by 20% and the price of a ticket is also increased by 8% what is the percentage increase in the revenue collected?

(a) 30
(b) 29.6
(c) 28
(d) 28.4

Q10. When (236 - 1 ) is divided by 9, the remainder is:

(a) 0
(b) 1
(c) 8
(d) 2

Q11. If 27(x + y)3 + (x - y)3 = 2 (2x + y) (Ax2 + Bxy + Cy2), then what is the value of (A- B + C)?

(a) 11
(b) 7
(c) 4
(d) 21

Q12. Four years ago, the ratio of the ages (in years ) of A and B was 8: 9. The ratio of their ages, 8 years from now, will be 11: 12 what is the sum of their present ages in years?

(a) 84
(b) 68
(c) 59
(d) 76

Q13. A person covered 50% of a certain distance at 2 km/h , 25% of the distance at 4 km/h and the remaining distance at 8 km/h. His average speed (in km/h) for the entire journey was:

(a) 32/13
(b) 16/3
(c) 32/11
(d) 14/3

Q14. The average of students in a school is 16.2 years. The average age of boys is 17.4 years and that of girls 15.2 years. The ratio of the number of boys to girls is

(a) 5: 6
(b) 3: 4
(c) 4: 3
(d) 7: 5

Q15. How long (in second) will a train of a length 320 m, running at a speed of 67 km/h, take to cross a man moving in opposite at a speed of S?

(a) 18.5
(b) 16
(c) 15
(d) 17.5

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Q16. Pipes A and B can fill a tank in 30 and 20 minutes, respectively. There is also an emptying C attached to the tank. If all the three pipes are opened together, the tank is filled in 15 minutes. If the tank is one-third empty then C alone will empty the tank completely in:

(a) 20 minutes
(b) 30 minutes
(c) 40 minutes
(d) 60 minutes

Q17. Which of the following is divisible by 11?

(a) 8597314652
(b) 8957314652
(c) 9857136425
(d) 9857314625

Q18. What is the compound interest on a sum Rs. 10000 for 11/4 years at 12% p.a, the interest in compounded annually? (nearest integer)

(a) Rs. 4049
(b) Rs. 3637
(c) Rs. 3673
(d) Rs. 3649

Q19. If a + b + c = 8 and ab + bc + ca = 11 , then what is the value of a3 + b3 + c3 - 3abc?

(a) 248
(b) 254
(c) 256
(d) 236

Q20. The marked price of a washing machine is Rs. 18500. A dealer allows two successive discounts of 20 % and x% on the marked price and sells it for Rs. 14060. What is the value of x?

(a) 4
(b) 5
(c) 10
(d) 6

Q21. A sum of Rs. 7500 amounts of Rs. 11000 in 16/3 years at a certain rate percent per annum simple interest. The same sum will amount of Rs. x in 8/3 years at the same rate of simple interest. The value of x is.

(a) Rs. 92.30
(b) Rs. 9240
(c) Rs. 9250
(d) Rs. 9180

Q22. The compound interest on a sum of Rs. 18400 at 10% p.a. For a certain period of time is Rs. 3864. What is the simple interest on the same sum at the same rate for double the time?

(a) Rs.9200
(b) Rs.7340
(c) Rs.7360
(d) Rs.7280

Q23. If x is added to each of 11, 17, 23, 33, then the numbers so obtained in the order are in proportion. What is the value of (5x - 3)?

(a) 37
(b) 42
(c) 27
(d) 32

Q24. A certain number of men can do a piece of work in 54 days. If there were 30 more men, it would take 18 days less to complete the work. The number of men, initially, is:

(a) 50
(b) 54
(c) 72
(d) 60

Q25. A trader his goods 42% above the cost price and allows a discount of 24%. His gain percent is:

(a) 7.92
(b) 18
(c) 9
(d) 8.24

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 English Language – 25 Questions of 2 marks each

Directions (26 to 30) Comprehension: Read the passage and answer the questions given below it.

Q26. Select the option that correctly completes the statement. Valentina has been appointed as the Green Ambassador

(a) till she passed out of school
(b) till the road widening project was scrapped
(c) permanently
(d) for one year

Q27. Select the option that correctly answers the question. Why did the police officer meet Valentina?

(a) to offer her 20 saplings for the trees cut down
(b) to make a video on her life
(c) to inform her about her becoming the green ambassador.
(d) to tell her about the importance of the road widening.

Q28. Select the option that correctly answers the question.
As a Green Ambassador, which of the following will Valentina NOT be entitled to?

(a) will get a monthly salary
(b) will receive an honorarium
(c) will get transport, food and lodging

Q29. Select the option that correctly answers the question.
Which of these would be the primary role of a Green Ambassador?

(a) to promote awareness about the conservation of the environment.
(b) to supervise tree planting
(c) to stop trees from being cut down
(d) to make films about environment

Q30. Select the option that correctly completes the statement.
Valentina Devi has been appointed as Manipur's Green Ambassador because

(a) she loves trees immensely
(b) she planted two gulmohar trees when she was in class 2.
(c) the trees she planted were cut down.
(d) a videographer filmed her crying over the trees

Q31. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Mandatory

(a) optional
(b) compulsory
(c) secondary
(d) free

Q32. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A long sea journey

(a) trip
(b) voyage
(c) excursion
(d) expedition

Q33. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
Obese

(a) fat
(b) overweight
(c) thin
(d) plump

Q34. Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined phrase in the given sentence.
In our office it is the Chief Accountant who calls the shots.

(a) to be in control
(b) one who keeps the secrets
(c) to be rational
(d) to be aggressive

Q35. Select the alternative that is appropriate to fill the blank.
In case it rains, what ______ arrangements have been made?

(a) alternate
(b) substitute
(c) alternative
(d) optional

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Q36. Select the most appropriate meaning of the underlined phrase in the given sentence.
My blood boils when I hear people abuse children.

(a) to be very controlled
(b) to be very concerned
(c) to be very angry
(d) to be very sensitive

Q37. Select the option which is correctly spelt.

(a) dicipline
(b) discipline
(c) disciplin
(d) descipline

Q38. Select the word which means the same as the group of words given.
A person having the same name as the other.

(a) sibling
(b) surname
(c) namesake
(d) pseudonym

Q39. Select the option which is correctly spelt.

(a) contageous
(b) contegious
(c) contagious
(d) countagious

Q40. Select the alternative that is appropriate to fill the blank.
The baby bird was ______ by its mother.

(a) dissipated
(c) abandoned
(d) sidelined

Q41. Select the option which is correctly spelt.

(a) exsessive
(b) excesive
(c) excessive
(d) exsesiv

Q42. Select the most appropriate synonym of the given word.
Robust

(a) fragile
(b) healthy
(c) incapable
(d) delicate

Q43. Select the option that is the correct indirect form of the given sentence.
My grandmother said to me, "Do you want me to teach you knitting?"

(a) My grandmother asks me if I wanted her to teach me knitting.
(b) My grandmother asked me if she wanted me to teach her knitting.
(c) My grandmother asked me if I want her to teach me knitting.
(d) My grandmother asked me if I wanted her to teach me knitting.

Q44. Select the option that is the correct passive form of the given sentence.
Our boss appreciates all our efforts.

(a) All our efforts were appreciated by our boss.
(b) All our efforts will be appreciated by our boss.
(c) All our efforts are appreciated by our boss.
(d) All our efforts are appreciated by us.

Directions (45 to 49) Comprehension: In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.

R Perumalswamy was the (1)______ of five children in his family. When he turned 10, his (2)______ started to fail. “This changed (3)______. I used to get (4)______ headache and by the time I was 14, I could no longer see the black board in my class.” “I was (5)______ with cataract. My father worked in a textile mill and we couldn’t afford an eye surgery.”

Q45. Select the correct word for blank no. 1

(a) second
(b) three
(c) all
(d) one

Q46. Select the correct word for blank no. 2

(a) seeing
(b) visibility
(c) vision
(d) Views

Q47. Select the correct word for blank no. 3

(a) anything
(b) all things
(c) nothing
(d) everything

Q48. Select the correct word for blank no. 4

(a) severe
(b) piercing
(c) blasting
(d) heavy

Q49. Select the correct word for blank no. 5

(a) recognised
(b) diagnosed
(c) analysed
(d) pronounced

Q50. Select the most appropriate antonym of the given word.
Compassion

(a) concern
(b) meanness
(c) sympathy
(d) Kindness

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 General Intelligence & Reasoning – 25 Questions of 2 marks each

Q51. In a certain code, 'E' is written as 'O', 'I' as 'W' 'C' as 'F' and' D' is written as 'Y'. How will 'DECIDE' be written in that code?

(a) YFOWOY
(b) YOFWYO
(c) YFOWYO
(d) OYFWYO

Q52. V is the mother of S and also sister of X. Y is wife of X and daughter-in-law of W who is wife of Z and has only two children. How is W related to S?

(a) Grandfather
(b) Maternal grandmother
(c) Paternal grandmother
(d) Father

Q53. Which of the option figure will replace the question mark (?) to continue the figure series given below?

Q54. Which two signs should be interchanged to make the given mathematical equation correct?
24 ÷ 4 – 18 + 2 × 5 = 14

(a) ÷ and ×
(b) × and +
(c) + and ÷
(d) + and –

Q55. In a code language, if 'SAW' is coded as '427, and 'REEF' is written as 3556, then how will 'WAFERS' be coded in the same language?

(a) 726534
(b) 267534
(c) 426537
(d) 726453

Q56. Two statements are given followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follows from the statements.

Statements:
Some plants are songs.
All songs are trees.

Conclusions:
I. Some songs are plants.
II Some trees are plants.

(a) Both conclusions I and II follow.
(b) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
(c) Only conclusion II follows.
(d) Only conclusion I follows.

Q57. Select the option that is related to the third word in the same way as the second word is related to the first word.
Dinosaur : Reptile : : Granite :?

(a) Marble
(b) Wood
(c) House
(b) Stone

Q58. If G=7, and SHORT = 16, then how will you code FEAT?

(a) 5
(b) 4
(c) 8
(d) 6

Q59. Which of the option figure will replace the question mark (?) to continue the figure series given below?

Q60. Which letter will replace the question mark (?) in the following letter series:
W, R,? , K, I, H

(a) M
(b) R
(c) O
(d) N

Q61. In a code language, if 'NUMBER ' is coded as '1724165821' then how will 'PSEUDO' be coded in the same language?

(a) 1922824718
(b) 1822824718
(c) 1922824717
(d) 1922624718

Q62. In a code language, 'PULSE' is written as 'UZQXJ'. How will ‘FIRST’ be written as in that language?

(a) KNVYZ
(b) KNWXY
(c) KMWXY
(d) JNWXY

Q63. Two statements are given followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Assuming the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts, decide which of the conclusions logically follow(s) from the statements.

Statements:
No monkey is baboon.
All baboons are donkeys.

Conclusions:
I. No donkey is monkey.
II. Some donkeys are baboons.

(a) Only conclusion II follows.
(b) Only conclusion I follows.
(c) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
(d) Both conclusions I and II follow.

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Q64. Select the correct option to indicate the arrangement of the following words in a logical and meaningful order.

1) Stomach
3) Neck
4) Chin
5) Chest
6) Nose

(a) 2, 6, 4, 3, 1, 5
(b) 2, 6, 4, 3, 5, 1
(c) 2, 4, 6, 3, 5, 1
(d) 6, 2, 4, 3, 5, 1

Q65. Select the option that is related to the third number in the same way as the second number is related to the first number.
7 : 52 : : 11 :?

(a) 120
(b) 121
(c) 144
(d) 124

Q66. In a code language, if '546173' is coded as '788296' then how will '6314523' be coded in the same language?

(a) 8639745
(b) 8638746
(c) 8638745
(d) 7638745

Q67. ‘Height’ is related to ‘Meters’ in the same way as ‘Weight’ is related to ‘________’.

(a) Obesity
(b) Kilograms
(c) Feet
(d) Body

Q68. If 'YRALAS' is the code of 'SALARY', then which of the following is coded as 'TIDERC'?

(a) CRDEIT
(b) DIRECT
(c) CREDIT
(d) CERDIT

Q69. A + B means ‘A is son of B’; A - B means 'A is daughter of B', A × B means 'A is mother of B', A ÷ B means ‘A is husband of B’.
If R - V ÷ T × W, then how is V related to W?

(a) Son
(b) Mother
(c) Brother
(d) Father

Q70. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
l _ mm _ n l l _ m _n l _ mm n_

(a) l n m n l n
(b) l n m n l m
(c) l m m n l n
(b) n m n l n l

Q71. Which option represents the correct order of the given words as they would appear in English dictionary?

1) Nuclear
2) Notional
3) National
4) Netizen
5) Nascent

(a) 5, 3, 4, 2, 1
(b) 5, 4, 3, 1, 2
(c) 5, 3, 4, 1, 2
(d) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Q72. Select the option that is related to the third letter cluster in the same way as the second letter is related to the first letter cluster.
PBXD : KYCW :: AOVM :?

(a) YLEN
(b) ZKNE
(c) ZLEN
(d) LZNE

Q73. Select the option that is related to the third letter cluster in the same way as the second letter cluster is related to the first letter cluster.
EBK : GZM : : JDR :?

(a) LCT
(b) KBS
(c) LBT
(d) LBS

Q74. In a code language, 'ROTATE' is written as 'TNVZVD'. How will ‘MIRAGE’ be written as in that language?

(a) NHTZIG
(b) NJSBHF
(c) OHTZID
(d) OHTZIG

Q75. Which number will replace the question mark (?) in the following series?
168, 160,?, 138, 124, 108

(a) 144
(b) 152
(c) 151
(d) 150

 General Awareness – 25 Questions of 2 marks each

Q76. The book 'Social Harmony' was written by which one of the following Indian Prime Ministers?

(a) Indira Gandhi
(b) Narendra Modi
(c) I.K Gujaral
(d) Jawaharlal Nehru

Q77. The 'Solung' is indigenous festival of which one of the following Indian state?

(a) Jharkhand
(c) Sikkim

Q78. Which one among the following is a deficiency disease?

(a) Influenza
(b) Tuberculosis
(c) Beri Beri
(d) Bronchitis

Q79. Who established the Mughal Empire in India in 1526?

(a) Humayun
(b) Babur
(c) Akbar
(d) Shahjahan

Q80. 'Loor' dance is a popular dance form from the state of ______.

(a) Punjab
(c) Haryana
(d) Rajasthan

Q81. Who among the following has the record of winning from a Lok Sabha Constituency maximum number of times?

(a) Somnath Chatterjee
(b) Indrajit Gupta
(c) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(d) P M Sayeed

Q82. The scientific name of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, or “sugar-eating fungus” is given to which one of the following kitchen ingredients?

(a) Yeast
(b) Baking Powder
(c) Vinegar
(d) Ketchup

Q83. The Pattadakal Temple was built during the reign of the ______.

(a) Cholas
(b) Pandyas
(c) Chalukyas
(d) Cheras

Q84. Which one of the following is a fire walking festival that originated in the state of Tamil Nadu?

(a) Thaipoosam
(b) Theemithi
(c) Puli Kali
(d) Bani Festival

Q85. In August 2019 ______ public sector banks have been merged into four banks.

(a) 12
(b) 14
(c) 9
(d) 10

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Q86. Which Indian is given the popular name of 'Mozart of Madras'?

(a) Kamal Hassan
(b) A. R. Rahman
(c) Rajnikant
(d) Illayaraja

Q87. Who among the following is the only Cricket Player to score five centuries in single World Cup?

(a) Rohit Sharma
(b) Kapil Dev
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Mahender Singh Dhoni

Q88. The Chinese traveller, Hiuen Tsang, visited India during the rule of ______.

(a) Simhavishnu
(b) Mahendravarman
(c) Harshavardhana
(d) Aparajita

Q89. Which Vitamin is popularly known as the 'sunshine vitamin'?

(a) Vitamin A
(b) Vitamin C
(c) Vitamin D
(d) Vitamin B

Q90. Which city in India has the lowest population density as per the 2011 census?

(a) Kapurthala - Punjab
(c) Kasganj - Uttar Pradesh
(d) Banswara - Rajasthan

Q91. Who among the following was the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna?

(a) Ustad Bismillah Khan
(b) Lata Mangeshkar
(c) MS Subbulakshmi
(d) Bhupen Hazarika

Q92. Where is the Mahendragiri peak located?

(a) Sikkim
(b) Odisha
(c) Haryana

Q93. Which battle was fought between East India Company and the combined forces of the Nawabs and the Mughal Empire in 1764?

(a) Battle of Haldighati
(b) Battle of Buxar
(c) Battle of Hydaspes
(d) Battle of Panipat

Q94. ______ is the largest island in India.

(a) Ilha Grande
(b) Munroe Island
(c) The Great Nicobar Island
(d) Divar Island

Q95. How many general elections have been held in India till October 2019?

(a) 17
(b) 19
(c) 15
(d) 20

Q96. Which world leader awarded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Goalkeepers Global Goals award 2019?

(a) Boris Johnson
(b) Donald Trump
(c) Angela Merkel
(d) Narendra Modi

Q97. ______ is the lowest point of India, lying at an elevation of (b)2 m below sea level.

(a) Varkala
(b) Vagamon
(d) Kumarakom

Q98. In which subject was Marie Curie given the Nobel Prize in the year 1903?

(a) Biology
(b) Physics
(c) Geology
(d) Chemistry

Q99. The first Session of the First Lok Sabha commenced in ______.

(a) 1951
(b) 1950
(c) 1947
(d) 1952

Q100. Which Indian state is the first one to have its own 'water conservation policy' passed in July 2019?

(a) Meghalaya
(b) Assam
(c) Gujarat
(d) Maharashtra